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Wharton Manuscripts

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Collections for a history of the family of Wharton, compiled by Edward Ross Wharton. The papers fall into two series: 'Collections', i.e. copies or abstracts of records of all kinds (with references to the record and notes), and 'History', i.e. annals, not a connected history in literary form: the first six volumes have each a list of contents, and the collection is the result of a vast amount of accurate and extended research by a person qualified to discriminate the worth of the documents.

Dates

  • 1890-1896

Extent

1.54 Linear metres (14 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Wharton 1, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Wharton 1-15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13466

Abstract

Wharton Manuscripts

Biographical / Historical

Edward Ross Wharton (1844-96), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, was a philologer and genealogist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32765-32779.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were deposited in the library by Mrs. Wharton from Jan. 1897 till July 8, 1898, and after her death presented by her executors on May 12, 1899, on condition that they should be kept separate as 'the Wharton MSS.' and that Cyril Leonard Wharton or Charles Courtenay Wharton, the compiler's nephews, should be allowed to borrow them (see papers pasted in the handlist of the MSS.).

Related Materials

See also the Collections by E.R. Wharton for a History of the Wharton Family, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Wharton 16-18).

The substance of MSS. Wharton 7-10 will be found in The Whartons of Wharton Hall, an essay by E. R. Wharton (Lond., 1898, 12°).

Bibliography

Edward Ross Wharton, The Whartons of Wharton Hall (London, 1898).
Title
Wharton Manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description and EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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